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CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 5:30pm EST
, education, and leadership. our president is one of the co-chairs of the council. it is my great pleasure to introduce him this evening. he is a scholar, advocate, and a true friend of afghanistan. pls -- [applause] >> thank you very much for that introduction and your work as vice chair of the u.s. afghan women's council. i wish to thank the members from the delegation from afghanistan, u.s. afghan women's council and all of our guests from around the world for joining us this evening. it is a privilege to welcome back to georgetown the president of afghanistan hamid karzai. we look forward to hearing his remark on afghanistan beyond 2014, a perspective on afghan-u.s. relations. 2014 will be an historic year for afghanistan as it will witness elections across the country and the end of u.s. and isaf combat operations. as president obama, secretary of state clinton and many of this room have emphasized this transition provides us with the opportunity for diplomatic and cultural relations between our peoples. at georgetown, we are proud to be a part of this critical work notably through th
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 7:00pm EST
perspectives on all sorts of issues including economics, education, the environment. i think you'll see a lot of different thoughts and ideas on how to get things done and how to find compromise. host: how does a play out with women in leadership roles? guest: we have a new number of women serving on committees and shares. barbara mikulski is the first women's chair of the appropriations committee. how that will change, we will see. we have more and more -- patty murray, dianne feinstein. these are significant changes. very interesting on the house side. we have seven women ranking on major committees and the house. the house republicans have zero women cheering any major committees. they are all white men and have one woman chairing a minor committee and that is the administration committee. we feel we are in a great place. froml see a lot of work emily's list to get the majority of back in the house. host: what role did your organization plate in the election of these women? guest: we are in it for the long haul. emily's list has been working with some women since they were in the state leg
NBC
Jan 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
and killed. >> in tonight's education alert, for the fifth consecutive year, maryland ranked the no. 1 school system in the nation according to "education week" magazine. tim tooten has the story we first brought you today. this is getting to be old hat, isn't it? >> martineau mallee -- martin o'malley taking on critics of the school's success. >> we students show our appreciation by working hard. >> it was a celebration of the state's new ranking at the jones elementary school. that is when governor martin o'malley showed up to celebrate. >> as a result of our top choices, maryland public schools have been named for the fifth year in a row the number one public schools in america. maryland received an overall grade of b-plus. an a for transition and alignment, which tests college readiness and childhood education. a b for maths. among other grades, a b for k-12 achievement, which tracks all students perform on national tests. a b for standards, assessments, and accountability programs. >> it is just wonderful. is -- it is historic for our educators. >> maryland is among those celebrating the
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 8:00pm EST
advisory commission, comprised of experts in mental health, education, law enforcement, and first response. we may never know what motivated the events at sandy hook elementary, but that won't stop us from working to prevent future tragedy. over the coming months, the commission will come together to make specific, actionable recommendations in the areas of school safety, mental health services, and gun violence prevention. this session, i know there will be others that take action on these issues, and i applaud those efforts. the more resources we can bring to bear on this issue, the better. working together we can and will affect real change. there are some things we know already. we know that we must find ways to better respond to those with mental health needs. as a society, we have an obligation to take action in a meaningful way when a person seeks our help or demonstrates a need for it. we must balance our respect for individual rights with our obligation to provide for the greater public safety. and when it comes to preventing future acts of violence in our schools, let me say this
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
a national communications network, in gauging the on issues ranging from transportation to education, to preserving the capabilities of our national guard. while each governor has his or her own unique circumstances, we all have to facilitate job growth, improve schools, and be financially responsible. as much as we do in our states, our economies are tightly linked to the national economy, and as a result, our state's prosperity, the prosperity of our citizen depends in no small measure on the ability of all public servants in washington to come together on a path forward. uncertainty here in federal support hurts both our economies and the federal budget, and the implications are incredibly important. governors have been working with the president, the vice president, and congressional leadership to find solutions to help put our country back on firm financial footing. one of the largest elements of the uncertainty concerned elements of the fiscal cliff that were either postponed or taken out of the reason -- recent relief act of 2012 as the only postponed reducing grants to states
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2013 10:00am EST
was an administrator in north carolina and was the national alliance of black school educators superintendent of the year. we have elizabeth celania-fagen -- liz fagen, douglas county superintendent of schools. she was superintendent of tucson unified. a beacon of education reform by arne duncan. david coleman, president of the college board. he co-founded student achievement partners. he was recognized as one of 11 education act of this. he was new school change agent of the year. he has set a high bar. always a mistake. john deasy, los angeles unified superintendent of schools, second largest system in the country. he was deputy director of education for the bill and melinda gates foundation. he is remembered as the hard- charging superintendent of the prince george's county schools. we have joanne weiss, chief of duncan. army duncane she ran the race to the top program, getting that off to a widely heralded start. ceo at the new schools venture fund. let's get this started. lost angeles is wrestling with a number of challenges. there are concerns about the reform. of where does it intersec
CBS
Jan 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
her for advocating education for girls. 15-year-old malala yousufzai was airlifted there after being shot in the head in october in pakistan's swat valley. today, the hospital in birmingham, england, released video and photographs of malala waving to the staff and hugging her nurses as she left on thursday. for now, she'll stay in britain with her family, and next month, she'll have skull reconstruction surgery. hundreds of thousands of palestinians rallied in gaza today in a rare show of support of the fatah movement there. the yellow flags of fatah were seen waving all over gaza in large squares, in processions and from rooftops. it was the first such event since the rival group hamas seized power in gaza in 2007. hamas approved today's rally, and its prime minister voiced hopes for reconciling differences over how to deal with israel. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: the war in syria reached another grim milestone this week. the united nations estimated that the death toll from the almost two-year long conflict has reached more than 60,000
PBS
Jan 4, 2013 10:00pm PST
months after the taliban tried to kill her for advocating education for girls. 15-year-old malala yousufzai was airlifted there after being shot in the head in october in pakistan's swat valley. today, the hospital in birmingham, england, released video and photographs of malala waving to the staff and hugging her nurses as she left on thursday. for now, she'll stay in britain with her family, and next month, she'll have skull reconstruction surgery. hundreds of thousands of palestinians rallied in gaza today in a rare show of support of the fatah movement there. the yellow flags of fatah were seen waving all over gaza in large squares, in processions, and from rooftops. it was the first such event since the rival group hamas seized power in gaza in 2007. hamas approved today's rally, and its prime minister voiced hopes for reconciling differences over how to deal with israel. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: the war in syria reached another grim milestone this week. the united nations estimated that the death toll from the almost two-year
CNN
Jan 9, 2013 8:00pm PST
of education executive order. roosevelt interned japanese americans. so, there's a lot of -- reagan by the way, banned abortions in military hospitals. executive order. so a lot of big policies have started out as executive orders, but overruling the second amendment, it's a tough concept. >> he can't say i ban -- do a new assault weapons ban or something like that? >> he can't do that. he has power of the executive branch. and he can, i can come up with ways that he can do it. he could ban the military from participating in sporting events with the nra where these assault rifles are used. he could ban funding of certain programs. there are ways he can work around the edges of gun control, but i cannot see how he would ban weapons outright. >> first of all, reality check. an executive order cannot supersede the constitution. so everyone just chill out. we have a lot of record as paul just said, of executive orders being done -- w. had 291 executive orders. again, reality check. in terms of what the president could do, in some ways, it's consistent with what the nra calls for. three things the
MSNBC
Jan 6, 2013 7:00am PST
aspect. that is education. i think of the national level or state level rules for sort of outcomes in education. i'm looking at this map and as you pointed out, not only is it is map where crime is in the city, it's a map where you have low performing schools. ought we not put lead on top of our outcomes and not saying you have to close your school because you are dealing with students who are lead poisoned. >> correct. the mapping of a city is really easy to do. it's much -- ethically, it's more important to do something like that where you get at the source than measure blood level. we use the child to indicate what is environment is like and try to turn it around to primary prevention in measuring the environment and try to prevent the child from getting exposed. it turns out soil is very easy to measure the amount of lead in soil. we are doing a lot of work in the city of new orleans to try to advance changing the environment so that children don't get exposed. >> i really appreciate that shift. rather than thinking of the kid as the problem, we think of the environment. thank
FOX
Jan 9, 2013 11:00pm EST
the proper training, schooling education, background to monitor 40 children. >> reporter: police have not released the video and not given out many details about the alleged assault. detectives believe there may be other victims anyone with information is asked to contact the prince georges county child and vulnerable adult unit. go to myfoxdc.com to find out how to call police and remain anonymous. >>> more on a story you fist heard on fox -- first heard on fox 5. a dc police officer charged with having sex with an under aged girl he met in a church choir. a woman came forward last march and accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was 11 years old he was director of a youth choir at a southeast dc church she sang in it. the abuse lasted two years. >>> health alert, people across the country have been hit with fever, chills and severe cough. flu outbreak has spread to almost every state. in maryland emergency room visits are skyrocketing. the strain of flu is hitting earlier and causing severe symptoms. audrey. >> reporter: health officials say this could be the worst flu seas
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 9:00am EST
rate of crossover, spillover of exotic diseases, to what extent have you noticed efforts to educate the local human population on how to modify their lifestyle so it is better to avoid those crossovers? >> there are certainly efforts. in bangladesh they're trying to educate people not to drink raw date palm sap that could contain meepa virus. if you tool it you can kill the virus that people like to drink at fried, a seasonal treat. there are things like that. around the world. in southern china they crack down on the big west markets, at least above ground. they have gone underground, the black market. the big wet markets where all kinds of wildlife parcel live for food, there's a faction in southern china, they call it wild flavor, bogue for eating wild life not because people need the protein for subsistence but because they have some money and this is considered a robust food and one other thing on that in terms of education, local people, i mentioned the original spillover, the pandemic strain of hiv occurred in cameron, i went there to retrace the route that it took from south
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 11:00am EST
and cut those deals in part because of his lifelong political education. he began as a man in williamsburg, listened to patrick henry, he spoke as homer wrote and loved that partly because he couldn't do it. always a good sign of a politician and a leader when they recognize qualities in others they don't possess. that kind of humility, however relative that term is in talking about the species called politicians is a virtue. he learned how to master the ways and means of politics, because of that disaster of governorship he was faster to react in louisiana when the purchase became open and possibility that you will remember basically napoleon is going to sell this to us, one of the great real estate deals ever and jefferson immediately begins to think we are going to have to amend the constitution to do it because he was a strict constructionist. he had presidential powers, at the third week of august of 1803, the fourth of july, by the third week of august gets a letter from france saying napoleon is having second thoughts so jefferson said we have the power, no problem there and it is d
SFGTV2
Jan 8, 2013 2:00am PST
have the very smart people just talking amongst themselves to educate us. so one of the questions that we're wanting to talk about today was the idea of free will in terms of the criminal justice system. and i would like to ask each of you, is there a definition of free will in the context of your individual work? we'll start with you, doctor. >> i would punt that one right over to david who is the expert in free will, and then we actually spent all last night debating this. david can start. >> ok. >> do you consciously choose to do that? [laughter] >> i think that free will is a mainly unhelpful concept and i think that you have to ask the question from the legal system and from the science perspective as to what free will might mean. on the science side, the question really is, and this is what we were debating, is the question whether you can operationally define free will so you can measure it? from a scientist's standpoint, a construct doesn't really mean anything if you can't measure it. i have been asked many, many newer scientists including ken, what exactly does free will
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm PST
to know what you think. >>> coming up, teachers and guns. we'll talk to an educator who wants to protect her students with a concealed weapon in school. find out if she is worried what parents might think. stay with us. we're right back. ♪ [ male announcer ] born from the elements, destined to take them over. ♪ the sirius xm satellite radio in the 2013 ram 1500. engineered to move heaven and earth. guts. glory. ram. the new ram 1500. motor trend's 2013 truck of the year. >>> the newtown school shooting has sparked a nationwide debate over whether teachers should carry concealed weapons in schools. a new poll shows most americans think arming teachers is the wrong answer. only 27% want teachers to carry firearms. 64% oppose it. but it's easy to understand why parents would not want a gun in their child's classroom. in 2010, guns killed seven children and young adults every single day in america. that's an average of seven people between the ages of 1 and 24 getting shot and killed every day in america. guns killed more kids than cancer, heart disease, flu, or infection in 2010. but gu
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 8:00pm PST
'll talk to an educator who wants to protect her students with a concealed weapon in school. find out if she is worried what parents might think. stay with us. we're right back. [ male announcer ] house rule number 14. a great cup of coffee should be easy as one, two... well, just one. new single serve cafe collections from maxwell house now available for use in the keurig k-cup brewer. always good to the last drop. is efficiently absorbed in small continuous amounts. citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily dose. citracal slow release. >>> the newtown school shooting has sparked a nationwide debate over whether teachers should carry concealed weapons in schools. a new poll shows most americans think arming teachers is the wrong answer. only 27% want teachers to carry firearms. 64% oppose it. but it's easy to understand why parents would not want a gun in their child's classroom. in 2010, guns killed seven children and young adults every single day in america. that's an average of seven people between the ages of 1 and 24 gettin
CNN
Jan 4, 2013 1:00pm PST
advocating education for pakistani girls. the 15-year-old now an international symbol of courage. an amazing story of recovery there. >>> his term in the house is over but barney frank could be back on capitol hill. the lawmaker told msnbc he asked to be appointed as a temporary senator if john kerry becomes secretary of state. frank says he wants to be a part of the looming battle over the debt ceiling but says he has no interest in running for the position permanently. >>> let's see if you can spot the difference between the two photos. one of the photos released by nancy pelosi's office and the other shows who is standing on the capitol hill. it is obvious that four congress women have been photo shopped into the picture. pelosi asked if she considered it an accurate historical record today. >> it is active of who the democratic women of congress are and it was freezing cold and our members had been waiting a long time for everyone to arrive and had to get back into the building to greet constituents and family members. it wasn't like we had the rest of the day to stand there. >> it defin
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 10:00am EST
for their transportation and education to someplace where they can live undisturbed as free people. it's interesting than this piece of information came out in the smithsonian magazine, a number of people said to me they've never heard of it. i said i never heard of it either until i stumbled across it in philadelphia. among a couple people have thoughts about this it hadn't occurred to me. when you hope your book is being made into a movie, who do you want to star in a quick people began to say, i wonder whom he could have freed. people thought of john and priscilla hemings. they said well, maybe he could have freed some of his farmers and then someone said joe was a blacksmith and ed was his coat and it turned out in the action jefferson's estate after the war, after his death, joseph is the only one free. jefferson left the rest of the family and slavery a very scattered to different masters. joseph worked for 10 years at a sports, trying to earn the money to buy back his wife and all of his children. one of his children escaped from slavery, but he managed to get most of them back except peter, whose
CBS
Jan 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
in the nation. this is the fifth year in a row. that distinction comes from the education week magazine. governor martin o'malley and other state leaders traveled to the elementary school outside annapolis to mark the big achievement. >> you know here in maryland, we value the teaching profession. and we value the men and women who go into our public schools every single day and do their very best to give you the best education that they could possibly give to you. >> and now these latest figures show that the students are graduating from the maryland high school at a record rate. >>> the oscar nominations, they are out. and three d.c.-based films are out for best pictures, but one of them isn't even in theaters until tomorrow. we'll have more on the controversy surrounding the countdown to zero dark 30. topper? >>> well, it's mild out here, but if you're headed out, grab at least a light jacket. we'll show you the temperatures. still primarily in the 50s across the metro area. 49 down in bethesda and 50 on the dot here in fairfax. we'll come back and talk about if these clouds are goin
ABC
Jan 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
challenges. the panel includes people from law enforcement education, and the father of a virginia tech student killed in the 2007 shooting. the first meeting will be held on monday. the ohio firearms association says it wants to train teachers across the state to carry weapons in schools. the program is being offered for free for teachers and staff who already have a concealed weapons permit. >> president obama is expected to announce jack lew as his choice to be the next treasury secretary. there is no word officially on the appointment yet, but sources say the president will likely nominate him as early as tomorrow. he has exper both the public and private sector and is the current white house chief of staff. >> hillary clinton is speaking out for the first time since returning to work this week. today she talked about her plans for the time she has left in office. >> i am very much looking forward to doing everything we can the last few weeks to resolve and finish up wherever possible and then to have a very smooth, seamless transition to senator kerry to continue the work. >> secre
NBC
Jan 10, 2013 6:00am EST
as an education plan that includes teacher pay raises, new teacher jobs, and greater investment in charter schools. he urged the general assembly to put politics aside and get to work. >> if politics trumps effective governing, we all lose. if we are remembered at all, then we will all be remembered for what we actually get done. not what we promise to do. >> mcdonnell also wants to eliminate the gas tax and make up for the difference by slightly raising the sales tax. >>> this morning, 44 states are reporting widespread flu cases. in boston, thing are so bad the mayor is declaring a state of emergency there. the city already has 700 flu cases including four deaths. that's up tenfold from last year's flu season total. in southeastern virginia, hospitals in the hampton roads area urging all patients and visitors to wear masks while in facilities there. the best advice doctors are giving now is to get a flu shot now. >>> two construction workers from our area are dead after being hit by a car in a work zone. 42-year-old luis tadeo of bowie and 40-year-old victor jackson of northeast washington were
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 1:00pm EST
our beaches. the department of education has worked night and day to give schools -- to get schools reopened as quickly as possible, and where not possible, to get them restored by the next school year, while maintaining our commitment to full 180-day school year of education for all of new jersey's children. executive order one of the seven says when interest payments, they are not compromised by excessive deductibles, and will ensure citizens maximize their reimbursements from companies. while there are dozens of other examples of the never quit attitude of this administration and our citizens, there is none better than the merkel of route 45 in manalocee. the bridge had been completely washed away. i stood at the spot where the atlantic ocean flow into the bay, and once carried thousands of cars of days to vacationers down the shore. within days, the commissioner, the department of transportation, and our private sector partners and had a temporary road built to allow mercy vehicles onto the island. now nearly 10 weeks after the storm, you see a permanent route 35 already been re
NBC
Jan 11, 2013 6:00am EST
$44,500. that outpaces the average salary. education, business majors are the biggest average starting pay. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> thank you very much. have a great day. >> keith mills examines one of the secret weapons in sports. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think is the key to a ravens win in denver tomorrow? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. >> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. a little busy out there in carroll county. there is a closure along 97 at old liberty. there is an accident blocking all lanes. 65 on 70 in towards 29. running smoothly overall. a nice start on 70 into the beltway. we have an accident in dundalk. flashing lights and not impacting traffic. southbound traffic in great shape on 95. philadelph
ABC
Jan 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
to celebrate. >> the people of our state not only understand the connection between education and economy but they have been willing to make the tough decisions necessary to invest in their children's education even as we cut everything else. >> so virginia schools came in fourth place this year. d.c. schools came in 45th in the nation. schools are ranked based on achievement, a student's chance at success and other categories. >> the tolls will not be lowered any time soon. critics argue that many drivers avoid the i.c.c. because it costs too much but they won't cut toll. it was used to generate more than $18 million in the first year but it actually made more than $19 million. montgomery councilman phil andrews argue more daily commuters would take the i.c.c. if it did not cost so much. >> this is the only toll facility where regular commuters don't get a deep discount. on the bay bridge they get a 75% discount. >> state officials sent andrews a letter denying his request to cut the cost of the toll saying the tolls are appropriately set. >> it is time
NBC
Jan 10, 2013 4:30am EST
tax in virginia and make up the difference by raising the sales tax. he also pushed for an education plan that includes teacher pay raises, new teacher jobs, and greater investment in charter schools. >>> a new law in the district is trying to crack down on drunk drivers. anyone convicted of driving under the influence can be ordered to use ignition lock devices even if it's their first offense. the devices prevent a car from starting unless the driver proves that he or she has not been drinking. the law also increases the penalties for driving drunk when a child in the car. it will also be easier for district police to tell if a driver has been drinking. the city unveiled new breath test machines yesterday. the machines replace faulty equipment that force d.c. to abandoned the test four years ago. police will use them to catch drunk drivers throughout the city. >> i don't think there's an acceptable excuse for. it someone who's driving under the influence or driving drunk is actually like a moving missile. >> about 1,400 people were arrested last fall in a crackdown from halloween t
CBS
Jan 4, 2013 6:30pm EST
the pakistani school girl who was shot in the head by the taliban for advocating education for girls? well, she's making a remarkable recovery. malala yousafzai was flown to britain for treatment in october. today she was able to walk out of the hospital. malala, who's 15 years old, faces more surgery next month. for now, she'll be staying in britain with her family. gun owners in new york are outraged after a newspaper publishes their addresses. we'll have a look at the 29 states where the flu is the worst. and we'll tell you what happened to a chicago jail escape artist who climbed down 20 stories worth of bed sheets when the "cbs evening news" continues. i've always had to keep my eye on her... but, i didn't always watch out for myself. with so much noise about health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million am
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 7:00am EST
not tighten up our infrastructure, our education. we are 25th in math. it is unreal. where do they think we will grow if we have nothing to show? we have idiots in congress. there is more greek than anything else. host: you mentioned the republican position on future taxes. here is what the washington post says -- this is from abc's this week with george stephanopoulos. --nator mcconnell said jen, maryland, democrat. what do you think about tidying spending to a debt limit increase? caller: i do not think we have the correct information to make that decision. the us government does not have a rational accounting system. if we buy a house, we fund it with debt over time. we borrow. in the us, if we build a road, we pay out-of-pocket cash. we have an accounting system that treated infrastructure and associated the cost of that with the debt. where are we? are we spending current s?penses >> we do not kno we do not know. host: do you think that is likely to happen? what would you do? what would you practically do to change things? caller: i would try to get that type of accounting system in pl
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
's important in the cities, on who is deciding where the money is going to go between safety and education. you talked about your state legislatures, it's incredibly important. we need women to really get engaged in politics, and we need them to run for office. we need more and more women to run for office, and we focus on democrats, and one of our big focuses in the next many years is to get more women to run for the legislature to run for city council to run for mayor's races, because that's our pipeline for congress, but it's also the regulations and laws getting passed every day that are affecting our lives and the lives of our families. >> thank you. other questions? >> i'm a journalist for -- [inaudible] >> in addition to -- i've also seen coverage that women are no longer big bloc that politicians can get with one issue and women maybe did make a difference because you can no longer count on them to just vote on issues -- can you address that question ask the challenge for you and in general in seeing women as a monolithic voting bloc. >> i've always thought it was odd -- because i've be
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
education and health adviser, she recommended me for the virginia state board of education. i was appointed to that, and worked with becky at that point because she was serving in the cabinet of george allen as well so we got to work with kate on state level issues as well. she's the author of a new book called "divider-in-chief: the fraud of hope and change." it's selling outside, and she'll sign copies, if you like, after she speaks. kate was born into a family of conservative leaders. she resides in win jr. chester with four extraordinary wonderful children, especially the youngest daughter, one of the most gracious young ladies i've ever seen. i want her for myself, but i get to visit with her every now and then. a wonderful activist for our cause. please join me in welcoming kate. [applause] >> thank you, all, so much. it's wonderful to be here. let's talk about courage. i have to point you to the two ladies here with me. what a joy it was to get to know becky when i worked in the allen administration during a real revolution. o great restoration, and virginia was going true a difficul
FOX News
Jan 6, 2013 3:00am PST
for years of girls education in pakistan. she wants equal rights. she had a blog she spoke out about what was like being a young girl in the swat valley in pakistan, for all of that targeted tore the for the taliban and pulled over her school bus as she was on the way home from school and shot her in the head. miraculously, she survived, thanks to the great work of some pakistan and british doctors. she's now out of the hospital. what's the update on malala and what's next for her? >> she is out of the hospital and her father got a job in britain so her family will remain in britain, where she will be a little bit safer. they will have a little bit of security. but her life, it's going to be an uphill battle trying to protect ser he have from now on because she has become a symbol of freedom to many women in the islamic world and this is why she is he' going to remain a target and a major target by radicals who think it's a medal of honor to kill her and basically put fear in the hearts of the rest of population in the islamic world and who want to pursue education and rebellion. >> in fa
NBC
Jan 10, 2013 5:00am EST
by slightly raising the state's sales tax. he also pushed for an education plan that includes teacher pay raises, new jobs, and investment in charter schools. >>> a new crackdown on drunk drivers is underway in the district. a new law signed by mayor gray yesterday means anyone convicted of driving under the influence can be ordered to use ignition lock devices if it's -- even if it's their first offense. the devices prevent a car from starting unless the driver proves that he or she has not been drinking. the law also increases the penalties for driving drunk with a child in the car. >>> testing drivers to see if they have been drinking is also getting easier for d.c. police. the city unveiled new breath machines that replace faulty equipment that forced police to abandon the tests two years ago. new officers will again be able to use the machines to catch drunk drivers throughout the city. >> i don't think there's an acceptable excuse for it. someone who's driving under the influence or driving drunk is actually like a moving missile. >> about 1,400 people were arrested last fall in a c
CNN
Jan 9, 2013 10:00pm PST
in education from capella university, you'll have the knowledge to meet these challenges and make a difference in the lives of students. let's get started at capella.edu. using cloud computing and mobile technology, verizon innovators have developed a projective display for firefighters. allowing them to see through anything. because the world's biggest challenges deserve even bigger solutions. powerful answers. verizon. mcchrys . >>> no shortage of good reasons tonight for the "ac360" interview, president obama, choice, chuck hagel, to run the pentagon, president obama pulling out all troops by 2014, not leaving any military presence behind. that idea was floated at the white house earlier this week. we'll also talk to general stanley mcchrystal about that, and the weapons he used during his long career and whether civilians ought to be able to use weapons. you made headlines, what is your view when you see the military-style weapons in the hands of civilians? >> i spent a lifetime of carrying weapons, and firing a round at 3,000 feet per second. and when it hits human flesh it is devastating
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 12:00pm EST
vital issues in the pending tray marked too difficult. so we've broken the monopoly of state education with free schools providing excellent education free to parents who send their children there. we've also established 2,000 academy schools. we've stopped dumbing down. we've introduced tough new powers on discipline in the classroom. there's a whole set of issues that are subject to this long-term reform from this government, issues like putting our universities on a sustainable footing so they can compete with the very best in the world and give everyone a chance to go to them irrespective of their background or income, modernizing our energy and transport infrastructure so we can keep up with our competitors in the global race, regulating our banks properly, so that immoral behavior and the gross mistakes of the past are not repeated. we're dealing with the challenges of an ageing population. we've reformed public-sector pensions so they are both affordable and fair for both public-sector workers and the taxpayer. in every case, we've put the national interest at the heart of this
Current
Jan 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
that are written into law is how divvy up transportation aid or education aid or whatever, dates from the 1930s during the new deal when at love the programs were initiated. the idea was that new york and areas like that were rich. we had to deliberately shift money from new york to the south. >> eliot: congressman, as always you're theoretically correct but to put a thin political veneer over it, the balance of payments of the blue states is negative. the red states is positive and the red states are saying cut government. >> it is grueling they don't recognize it. and that when we need the money they're so reluctant to appropriate it. >> eliot: that's exactly right. there is an esteemiousness about the red states when suddenly the shoe is on the other foot as the cliche stands. >> when there have been disasters in other areas we have always rushed to appropriate as much money as necessary and when the shoe is on the other foot, it suddenly turned off. and how much -- it took us eight years, pete king, myself, to get a bill
MSNBC
Jan 5, 2013 7:00am PST
to educate the young boys about their sexual responsibility, and there has to be more discussion of that in the country, and the third part of this is that the politicians are losing elections by double digits, and is this where you want the draw the line in the sand. for a party to find the way out of of the wilderness and back into the mainstream of life, they continue to make decisions to the outside where most common sense americans are democrat and republican. >> and this is what is tricky about it. we are fine with the current vawa, and we don't want to expand it. there is a problem there, because you are saying that some women are better than some women. but a woman being sexually assaulted or raped is a woman period. whether she is a tourist from france or undocumented worker being abused by her boyfriend or a person who lives on the tribal land, she is being assaulted. >> so what happens is that you will get a temporary visa so that you can prosecute -- >> sometimes. >> but it has only happened one time, so it is only part of the bill. >> and we will up immigration in th
NBC
Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
and education a stretch, at best. >> i wasn't used to tennyson, classic classics, i wasn't used to the workload and demand of students. >> reporter: where the obamas send their two girls, where parents shell out big money for their children to become world leaders, not league mvps. after one year, hart was shown the door. as jr. was faced with finding a new place to get an education you can the school's head master was flooded with hundreds of letters, e-mails, phone calls, all asking to give josh a second chance. not josh the baller though, josh the person they had grown to love. >> i give my head of school a lot of credit for having the courage. a lot of faculties. like i said, not just only the families in the community you can the kids, but people from within that had to make this happen as well. >> kids love him, teachers love him, took him a while to get into sidwell. he loves candy and keeps a bag in his socks of skittles. >> a bag in his socks? >> skittles. >> trick or treat bag. >> tube socks. what's that lump in your sock? >>> still ahead on news4, who gave you the flu? a new appfaceb
NBC
Jan 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >>> maryland schools are the best in the country. the mag psi "education week" released its annual survey. mar lend is considered to have quality teachers and students who leave high school ready for college. schools in virginia came in fourth. the survey gave that state lower grades based on the early childhood education program and student achievement. d.c. schools were closer to the bottom at number 45 for some of the worst test scores in the country. >>> still ahead on "news4 at 6," two police cars stolen in alexandria. tonight officers say they know who did it. >>> the latest on the flu outbreak. >>> and i'll show you when the up. >>> two men have been arrested for allegedly stealing two alexandria police cars back in december. daniel harris was picked up on sunday during a traffic stop. corey yates was taken into custody earlier this week. both are charged with grand larceny auto. police say they're still looking for the missing shotgun and laptop computer that was in one of the cars. >>> the centers for disease control says this year's flew season is one of the worst in decades. emergen
FOX
Jan 10, 2013 6:00am EST
, the state's public school system took top honors in a study by education week t looks at education policies and student achievement. maryland received a b plus in the assessment, the only state to do so. trailing maryl massachusetts, new york and virginia which all received a b grading. d.c. schools were given a grade of c minus ranking 45th in the nation. nation. >>> we've been talking about aall morning long. we have been talking about it for several days. rg iii having knee surgery and the doctor expects his recovery to take six to eight months. we are joined by the sports junkies from 106.7 the fan. >> good morning to you. >>> kind of a downer all this talk about this bad knee and rg iii. what was your guy's reaction because i haven't talked to you since the game. what was your guy's reaction when you were watching this game and all of this unfold on television. >> you are cringing. you are watching it and drink cringing. my personally, i still wanted to keep him in there because he gave us the best chance to win. i think i was wrong. you are cringing for him. you are watching this supe
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2013 6:00am EST
with ideas. how we present things they talk about around the table and talk about educational institutions, likewise they talk about in the field of play that is fair and good and makes this country even stronger. i'm delighted that we've done that today. i appreciate the gentlewoman from rochester for her vigorous analysis today what we need to do looking forward. i'll continue to listen to that and i know the gentle lady will be on the rules committee and i look forward to that service that she will be making. with great enthusiasm, we will move forward in this new congress. madam i yield back the balance of my time. >> the 113th congress convened yesterday. on today's "washington journal," we'll talk about two senators will the legislative agenda for the new congress. republican senator john hoeven of north dakota and then maine senator angus king. also today, the government releases the unemployment report for november. we'll talk about the unemployment numbers and what they mean for the economy with marilyn geewax of npr. >> it's quite true that a people history is the result of how
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